The Grizz continued their December revenge tour by out-muscling the Jazz, moving to 2-0 on their road trip and tying a franchise record 8 straight wins.

Lineup Notes

Vince Carter (ligament tear) is still out, but Jeff Green keeps his spirit alive with a revving tribute after every dunk.

Game Story

Neither team was engaged defensively in the first quarter, with Utah getting 10 of first 13 points in the paint. Memphis responded by forcing 7 first-half turnovers and converting them into 15 points, as well as shooting over 50% well into the second quarter. Z-bo capped the first period with his 3rd three-point make of the season (in 5 tries) - this one from about 60 feet away.

Kosta Koufos, Nick Calathes, and Jon Leuer held down the ~8 point lead in the second quarter, but Utah continued to gouge Memphis in the paint. Conley and Gasol returned down the stretch of the first half sparking a 10-0 run that opened up a 15-point lead, but Utah responded with a 9 point run to finish the half to pull within 58-51.